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So. Africa: High Court sets out process for approving settlement between miners affected by silicosis, TB & mining companies

"High Court sets out process to action against silicosis, TB settlement agreement", 13 Dec 2018

The Johannesburg High Court on Thursday issued a court order setting out the processes in terms of which members of the settling classes and any interested parties should be invited to show cause why the silicosis and tuberculosis class action settlement agreement should not be made an order of court.

This follows the signing of a settlement agreement on May 3 by 48 representatives of the settling classes...and the companies that are members of the Occupational Lung Disease Working Group, including African Rainbow Minerals, Anglo American South Africa, AngloGold Ashanti, Gold Fields, Harmony Gold and Sibanye-Stillwater.

...This second hearing’s purpose is to determine the fairness and reasonableness of the settlement. The second hearing has been scheduled for May 29 to 31, 2019...

The parties to the settlement agreement can seek an order from the Johannesburg High Court approving the settlement agreement.

This will enable the parties to fulfill the remaining conditions in the settlement agreement, leading ultimately to the establishment of a trust that will be responsible for making payments to all eligible beneficiaries...

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